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100 Years since the Creation of Ukraine’s Dumka National Choir

Putting into circulation : 5 November 2019
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 40000 40000

Series: Other coins
This commemorative coin is dedicated to an ensemble that has established its own choral traditions and performance style, and which has presented the art of Ukrainian choral music on multiple tours. Founded in 1919 as the Ukrainian State Travelling Capella (DUMKA is an acronym of this name in Ukrainian, while the word at the same time means “a thought”), the choir has created a unique Slavic interpretation of Western European classics, filled with lyricism, beautiful timbres, and a dynamic palette. The present-day choir’s repertoire includes choral a cappella music (arrangements of folk songs and Western European music), vocal-symphonic music (by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Giusepe Verdi), and contemporary Ukrainian music (by Yevhen Stankovych, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Lesia Dychko, and Myroslav Skoryk).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 61

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, with the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) to the right of it; against a smooth background is the following stylized composition: sunflowers, one of which is colored (pad printing), are placed around a tuning fork and the legend 100/РОКІВ (100/years); underneath is the color logo of the Dumka choir (pad printing), and below is the face value and the year of mintage – 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias)/2019 and the following semicircular legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНА ЗАСЛУЖЕНА АКАДЕМІЧНА КАПЕЛА УКРАЇНИ (Ukraine’s Dumka National Choir); the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works is to the right.
Reverse: to the left, against a matt background, are musical staffs, a G-Clef, and the legend 1919/2019 above the clef; against a smooth background are singers with sunflowers placed above and beneath them.
Designer: Maria Skoblikova , Oleksandr Kuzmin
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko